HOUSTON – A 1-year-old boy is dead after being found face down in a neighbor's backyard pool Tuesday, Texas City police said.
Police responded to a call at 11:43 a.m. in the 3800 block of 22nd Street North about a child missing from his residence.
An officer found the boy in the backyard of a neighbor's home, floating face down in an above ground-pool, police said. The officers immediately pulled the child from the pool and began CPR and lifesaving measures until Texas City EMS personnel arrived, police said.
The child was taken to UTMB Galveston, where he was pronounced dead at 12:44 p.m. Police are calling it an accidental drowning.
Detectives and Texas City police are investigating how the child got into the pool. It is unknown who made the 911 call or who was watching the child when he went missing.